Restore Backup Image from one computer to another

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  1. Posts : 7,830
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #21

    The chances are Windows will probably find the right drivers and work. The paid for version of Reflect has a redeploy to new hardware feature which might be useful in this situation.
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  2. Posts : 81
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #22

    dalchina,

    <- did you not see:
    It is likely that a newly purchased PC will come with Win 11. Your transferred O/S would be activated with that license.>

    Sorry, I got distracted by the way this system works and missed it.
    You are sure about this?

    <If you have Pro now, for example, but the purchased PC has a Home license, there's another step there.>

    Where is the step explained?
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  3. Posts : 2,095
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #23

    sgeneris said:
    You are sure about this?

    Where is the step explained?

    I'm not sure how much more direction and confidence (re)assurance the OP can be given.

    I'm done here.
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  4. Posts : 81
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Steve C said:
    The chances are Windows will probably find the right drivers and work. The paid for version of Reflect has a redeploy to new hardware feature which might be useful in this situation.
    Thanx.

    I would prefer not to rely on chances.

    I know about the redeploy, but it requires the paid version and some think it's not necessary. Do you know what it solves?
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  5. Posts : 2,095
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #25

    sgeneris said:
    I would prefer not to rely on chances.?
    Then I think you'd be better off seeking some hands-on professional/technical assistance.
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  6. Posts : 81
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #26

    idgat said:
    Then I think you'd be better off seeking some hands-on professional/technical assistance.
    If I could afford it I wouldn't be bothering people here. Unfortunately, communication is difficult when the gap in knowledge is large.
    It's very difficult for somebody very knowledgeable to see what the less knowledgeable person does not understand.

    Thanx a lot for your effort.
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  7. Posts : 7,830
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #27

    sgeneris said:
    Thanx.

    I would prefer not to rely on chances.

    I know about the redeploy, but it requires the paid version and some think it's not necessary. Do you know what it solves?
    Just restore the existing image to the new PC and see if it works - you have nothing to lose. Note if you have an OEM licence on the existing PC then Windows will not activate on the new PC.
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  8. Posts : 81
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Steve C said:
    Just restore the existing image to the new PC and see if it works - you have nothing to lose. Note if you have an OEM licence on the existing PC then Windows will not activate on the new PC.
    The existing PC had originally a OEM W8.1 license. It was upgraded for free to a W10 Pro license -- so will Windows activate on new computer? Somebody here tells me that it will

    See, the devil is in these details and I am getting different info from different people, which is why I am cautious. I do have something to lose: time and effort and more if it does not work and I need to restore to default and return. Big hassle.
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  9. Posts : 160
    Windows 11
       #29

    Cover off all bases. Take an image copy of the old PC and an image copy of the new PC. Restore the old to the new and test it out. If any problems then restore the image copy of the new PC.

    It is best to take the image copies from a bootable USB.
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  10. Posts : 81
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #30

    quandary said:
    Cover off all bases. Take an image copy of the old PC and an image copy of the new PC. Restore the old to the new and test it out. If any problems then restore the image copy of the new PC.

    It is best to take the image copies from a bootable USB.
    Thank you.

    Sounds logical: if it does not work, I restore the image to the target computer and return it.

    Question: my existing PC has 3 partitions: C: (OS), D: (apps) and E: (logical, data). I can:

    Partition the target disk the same, restore the C: from image and copy the D: and E: contents.

    But somebody here tells me that only a restore of the cloned whole disk can ensure transfer of 100% of customization.

    So should I go for cloning, or will the first option also work?
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